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announced that she is not going to campaign in 2012 for barack obama. >> host: the role of jesse jackson in barack obama's early political career. >> guest: that's very unknown, and i was very fortunate in being able to find out about that. jesse jackson is still a highly regarded figure in the african-american community in chicago. and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was add add -- advised to go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his speaking, his oratory needed some work. and they thought that jesse could help him. and jackson agreed to do so. and every saturday for a whole year barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches. and he improved tremendously. guess what? since he was elected president, barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he has totally, completely cut himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems to know exactly why except that it appears
at president obama's cabinet for his second term. our guest is white house reporter david jackson. been a look at what is next for iraq with my coat -- then a look at what is next for iraq with michael gordon. ♪ host: good morning. it is sunday, december 30, 2012. we are less than 48 hours away from going over the fiscal cliff leaders have been working for the weekend to craft a compromise that can be agreed to before midnight tomorrow. it is now all but certain that any deal will be a far cry from the grand bargain that many leaders once imagined. as we take you through all the latest on the "washington journal," we would like to hear what you would like to say to congressional leaders on this 11th hour deal. what tax and spending issues do need included in any compromise. republicans, your number is -- democrats -- independents -- if you are outside the u.s. -- you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter, facebook, or e- mail us. a very good morning to you. taking to the latest headlines on the fiscal cliff. i will run a few -- through a few
it jesse jackson and barack obama's early political career? >> that's very unknown and i was very fortunate being able to find out about that. jesse jackson is still a highly-regarded figure in the african-african- american community in chicago and when obama started running for the u.s. senate, he was advised, go to jackson and get some help from jackson regarding foreign-policy issues, domestic policy issues, but even more important, his oratory needed some work and he thought that jesse could help them. jackson agreed to do so and every saturday for a whole year, barack obama was invited to the push rainbow meeting that jackson held, where jackson worked with obama on his oratory and his delivery of speeches. he improved tremendous lay. guess what? since he was elected president, barack obama has not invited jesse jackson to the white house once. he is totally completely cutting himself up -- cutting himself off from jesse jackson. no one seems no exact ui except that it appears that there would be a -- the object of jackson being in the white house might give the signal to white voters
, chicago. >>> coming up in the next hour i'll talk with reverend jesse jackson about the ongoing problem of gun violence in chicago and important ways to solve it. yesterday carol costello interviewed the president of the nra david keene. >> i'll tell you who i'd like to have indicted and prosecuted, the people in chicago, the criminals in chicago who made that one of the most violent cities in maeshlamerica. in chicago there's less chance that you'll be prosecuted under federal firearms laws than in almost any major city in this country and that's a crime. >> reverend jackson knows that city very well so of course we'll get his response to that, that's coming up in about 90 minutes. >>> shifting gears now, by now you've heard all about the finger pointing over the fiscal cliff, it's happening all day, both sides blame each other for the lack of progress and today, top congressional leaders will head to the white house for a meeting with president obama, trying to strike a deal with just four days to go. getting lost in the rhetoric are everyday americans like my next guest, she says was
, that's-- it's epa chief lisa jackson, outgoing now. the epa inspector general took up the issue and ms. jackson resigned her post. what happens now with the investigation into richard windsor, secret e-mail name? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. >> fox news alert. less than 24 hours after congress resolves the fiscal fight that was months in the making, we're getting word on a new spending battle already on the horizon. welcome to a brand new hour of america live everyone, i'm megyn kelly. fear
is a crital factor in suicides, and video games are a key factor in this deprivation . lou: samuel l. jackson, one of the stars in this movie. i don't know how to say it, the one in which jamie fox said he is to kill white people. by the way, interesting to think what would have been the reaction had white actor city is to kill black people. to the point, samuel l. jackson disagrees that this is not about people going to movies or video gamesthat have violence in them. does not have anything to do with it. what would you say? >> when we take an individual who is on the table one way or the other end there are millions and miions of people like that in america today. youth theater and the sickest video games and movies jonesboro middle school, virginia tech, now giving a sell as adults in our movie eaters and schools. the mass murders, the "wall street journal" article, the mass murders are skyrocketing across america and across the planet. this is a worldwide phenomenon. there is only one new factor in the equaion, all of the old problems are still there, still portant. but the new factor is
jackson announces her sudden resignation from the epa. at the end of the president's term without really saying why. while it is common, certainly for cabinet members to move on at the end of the presidency, others suggest that there is a different reason having to do it some with some secret e-mail addresses that the epa was using. in a scandal that could get a lot more public in just the next month. alan colmes is shows of the alan colmes show. good to see you. what do you think is going on here? >> welcome all i know is listening to your lead-in, every time you say epa and secret e-mail addresses, there seems to be something nefarious going on. i can't imagine a government official or agency justifying the use of false e-mail addresses there were actually dummy names being used. phony names. lisa jackson steps down inexplicably. the president gives a vague pat on the back and she goes out the door. always in this world of what would be like if it was a republican administration. from "fast and furious" to benghazi and now this. and yet the mainstream media likes to say, move along, no
phil jackson. >> julia: too early. >> eric: we'll go to maria molina. yes, no? i am sorry, check out this video. it is new surveillance video of a tornado stuck in mobile, alabama. there you go. parking lot of a walgreen's store. the strong winds lifting up the cars in the parking lot. fortunately no one was seriously hurt . now, we can talk about going to maria molina . take it away maria. sorry about that. >> no problem. fortunately we'll not see tornadic activity in the south but areas hit hard with tornados in alabama and mississippi will be getting rainfall today. we have a brand new storm system that we are track bringing get more snow on the northeast as we head into torm tomorrow and that storm that just left. expecting a dry day. we got 20 inches was snow in upstate new york and across new england . get ready. another round of snow. it will not be as powerful as the last storm we saw in the last couple of days. there is snow fall nothing southern parts of minnesota and wisconsin and norgern ilillinois and widespread in iowa. you will look at 3-six inches of snow and nothing
thin ice of jackson lake. then one after another those who tried to save him fell in. >> it turned in to a disaster. a panic. people falling in. people trying to save him then trying to save themselves. >> give me the rope from under the seat now. >> reporter: that's the voice of michelle's husband. >> i undid the rope. threw it out. it's a 25-foot rope but seven feet short. at that point we noticed this guy didn't know how to swim. we observed him go under three times. >> call 911 right now. >> reporter: more people went on the that fragile ice including children. then another rope attempt. another one in and then the man who tries to save him as well. inner tubes and sleds. finally -- >> get it. come on. go! >> reporter: rope to pull them to shore. >> in southern california, it just doesn't get cold enough for anybody to be out on ties. they are very fortunate everybody came out alive. very hard to watch. >> moving on to some entertainment news. "the hobbitt" continues to rule them all at the box office. the lord of the rings people earned $32.9 million this weekend making at any
on a sled came down a hill and fell through the thin ice of jackson lake, and then one after another those who tried to save him fell into the freezing water. >> it just turned it into a total disaster, just panic. people falling in, people trying to save him, then trying to save themselves. >> give me the rope from under the seat now! >> reporter: that's the voice of michelle's husband mickey. >> i undid the rope and threw it out, it's 25 feet long but was seven feet short of getting him. at that point we noticed this guy can't swim. he observed him going under three times. call 911 now! >> reporter: more people went on to the fragile ice including children. then another rope attempt. another one in, then the man who tries to save him, as well. inner tubes and sleds. finally -- >> get it, come on, go! >> reporter: rope to pull them to shore. >> in southern california, it just doesn't get cold enough for anybody to be out on the ice. they're very fortunate that everybody came out alive. it was very hard to watch. [ screams ] >> that was robert kavasek reporting. >>> moving to sports, sunda
there were ail yeps in new mexico. >> eric: lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out that she had been using a an alias e-mail address. >> kimberly: i am surprised this is happening. so far we have seen a lack of accountability. nobody stepped down or stepped aside. they are still retaining the government jobs that they said would step aside. why isn't holder stepping down? >> juan: how is eric holder involved in benghazi? >> kimberly: he is not. >> andrea: they sent in the f.b.i. wink, wink. but holder would get back to us. >> eric: lisa jackson was using a male alias for official business. >> 12,000 e-mails. what are they doing? sending e-mails to each other all over the place. when do they get anything done in washington 12,000 e-mails. i don't think i sent 12,000 e-mails in my life. >> andrea: the biggest failure under her watch was the keystone pipeline. her administration blocked the keystone pipeline. actively her and her boss' orders. she could go. goodbye. >> eric: juan, quickly. she could step aside and not answer. just she should answer. if you're avoiding having your e-mail
investigation. >> there was other news. epa chief lisa jackson is stepping down. we found out she had been using an alias -- you know -- >> i am quite surprised that this is even happening because so far what you have seen is a lack of accountability. nobody's stepping down or stepping aside. when they said four officials were resigning and stepping aside, they actually are in fact going to be still retaining government jobs. why isn't eric holder stepping down? that should be the first one. >> how was eric holder involved in benghazi? >> he's not. follow the thread, okay, juan? he's doing the investigation -- >> no, he didn't do the investigation. >> no. remember. he was sending the fbi in to do the investigation, wink-wink -- that couldn't give imus answers before the presidential election. but holder was going to get back to us. >> what about this -- can you imagine -- >> i like the wink. that was good. >> lisa jackson was using an alias, a male alias to conduct official business. >> 12,000 emails -- it's like petraeus and the admiral, what are they doing? when do they get anything done in wa
, but romo is picked off by jackson. romo threw three interceptions. the turnover would prove to be costly. morris gets in to put the game away, 28-18 the final. it is washington's first nfc east title since 1999. so the nfc playoff picture looks like this. the falcons and the niners get a first round bye. the -- minnesota is at green bay on saturday and seattle plays at washington on sunday. still to come, i will fill you in on the afc playoff situation. and while the raiders won't be a part of it, pryor m >>> with carson palmer out with a bruised lung and cracked ribs the raiders gave terrell pryor his first start as quarterback. crazy weather in san diego. the players were practicing in a hail storm. the weather was fine at kickoff, but special teams were not so special. spurlock breaks into the clear and takes the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. it was 10-0 chargers after one quarter. after a slow start pryor lead the raiders on an 80-yard drive. he throws a back shoulder fade to darius hayward-bey. oakland rallied and pryor dives into the end zone and it cuts the lead 24-14.
this morning. the break is flooding jackson street right there near the highway 92 off-ramp. they hope to have it capped very shortly. >> and the east bay water rate hike is up for discussion tonight. the contra costa water district is considering a 3.5% increase. the meeting starts at 6:30 at district headquarters in concord. >>> and stanford has won the rose bowl for the first time in 40 years. the cardinal scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and beat wisconsin, 20-14. >>> we'll have your traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. so far an easy commute as you work your way toward the bay bridge toll plaza and south bay turned off the metering lights no delays as you head into san francisco. jumping over to 880 right now, we had an accident near fruitvale. looks like all clear on that southbound side. still a little slow coming away from 980. northbound not showing any trouble spots this morning. capitol corridor delays systemwide. hope to wrap that up soon. the rest of mass transit is on time. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and y
. that is the plaintiff's attorney. joey jackson a former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney. arthur eye della has the same pedigree. >> sounds like we are dogs new don't want me to go there. civil lawsuits for money damage is yes about compensating alleged victims, but it's also about something else isn't it art stphur. you are? >> it affects a change especially when it's against the government. investigators look and say, what happened here why did our government have to payout x amount of dollars. in new york there was a big ferry that crashed, the staten island perry and people were killed and injured. procedures were changed, it a effectuates change and i'm glad that that's what the plaintiff's attorney, he did put that in there. this isn't just a money grab, although i'm not going to deny that that young person, young child is probably traumatized for the rest of her life, and some of that money will be used for treatment, but hopefully this is a push, the president of the united states spoke about it yesterday, in gun control and things like that, this is just another afternoon of changing
an unexplained departure. lisa jackson, the epa administrator, announces she will be leaving her post next month. heather: and it's a cornerstone of a healthy diet. but the price of milk could see a major hike. because of a truman era farm bill in the fiscal cliff. we will explain coming up next. greg: i love milk. also, politics and the lives of orphans. banning u.s. families from adopting russian children from and what it might mean for the future of parents everywhere who want to adopt children overseas really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. heather: welcome back. epa administrator lisa jackson up and down after four years on the job. her tenure has been marked by controversy. including a high-profile fight with republicans over t
for millions of americans. holly is at the world's busiest airport, hartsfield jackson in atlanta. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: well, joe, it's pretty steady here. it's getting a little bit more crowded as the evening goes on. but i can tell you that some people are heading home after christmas and finding it tough to travel today because of that massive storm barreling through the country. it's wreaking havoc on the roads and in the air. snow, ice and high winds. >> we want to get out. >> it's always scary when you're flying that you'll be stuck in the airport. >> reporter: as massive storm it that left many in the midwest and parts of the south with a white christmas is pounding the northeast with briz ard-like conditions forcing hundreds of flights to be delayed or canceled. the highways were not much better as officials warned people to stay off the roads. especially in the midwest where icy conditions made driving treacherous. on christmas day as many as 30 tornadoes bounced across texas, louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped throug
to stay open past midnight for couples that got their marriage licenses last month. natasha jackson exchanged vows the minute same-sex marriage became legal at midnight. >> been a long road to get here. and i do appreciate everyone that put the milestones in there for to us get to where we're at now. >> maryland voters approved same-sex marriage back in november. gay couples can marry in nine states plus d.c. also happening today, it now costs more to use the dulles toll road. it now costs 50 cents more in fact. increasing to $2.75 each way. that adds up to an additional $260 a year if you take the toll road to work every day. the rate hike will help pay for construction of metro's new silver line and next year the rates go up again. they'll jump another 75 cents to $3.50. >>> this morning, police in prince william county are mourning the loss of one of their own killed in the line of duty. 35-year-old officer chris young was responding to an accident yesterday when he slammed his motorcycle into a minivan on a noakesville road in bristow. when the vehicles collided, they burst into
something like $.5 billion at the box office. ann curry takes us to new zealand to show us how peter jackson and his team brought the middle earth to life. >>> and we're going to get you ready for your new year's eve bash. we have some delicious cocktails that will really impress your guests. >> natalie was just saying how much she was looking forward to the cocktail segment. before that, we're going to get another check of the weather. we turn to maria larosa in for al this morning. >> we're tracking another system that's going to bringystem that's going to be bring stormy weather, snowy weather across much of the country once again and as we get to tomorrow, the snow will be in through the ohio valley into the northeast and generally, one to three and there will be some spots with more. showers from the southeast to the mid-atlantic. mid section is quiet but cold. we'll see temperatures well below average once again. arctic air through the northern tier. our west, pushing snow into parts of the colorado rockies and you see the showers developing across texas by sunday. and sunshine returns
. >> if you're interesting, pepsi.com/halftime. >>> so janet jackson is reportedly engaged to a billionaire. she just sent out this greeting card and she's solo. so it got speculation going whether she is engaged, because she hasn't commented on it one way or the other. but they're set to tie the knot this spring in qatar. requests from e-news, comment from her rep haven't been returned, but a lot of people wondering if it's true. a lot of other secondary sources confirmed that the wedding is on. he's a billionaire, made his money through luxury brands. and nine years younger. how about that, janet. maybe the third time down the aisle will be the trick. >> jessica simpson, getting back to babies, pregnant again. she confirms it in a twitter photos and she says, bumping and proud. wow. the 32-year-old star confirmed she's pregnant on christmas, and she tweeted, bumping and proud, and there she is. >> she looks good. are you one of those guys that thinks a pregnant woman is very attractive? >> i do. i admit it. >> willis, what do you think? >> very attractiveness. >> all her womanliness. >> d
,000 a year. you don't get anything for it. lisa jackson has been for a long period of time the head of the epa, obama's epa. i asked her the question live on tv. i said, if we were going to pass this cap and trade, would this lower our co2 emissions worldwide? she said no it wouldn't. the reason it wouldn't she said is this only applies to the united states. this isn't where the problem s. the problem is in china, in mexico, in other countries where they don't have emission standards. that is the crown jewel of all regulations. it is the most expensive one. and it is one that is based on the assumption that the catastrophic global warming is taking place, and it is due to man made gases. the people of this country know better. >> you know, senator, to be able to do that, it would be an outrage to most of us who understand the legislative process and we even have the ept representatives. we would just be ignoring the constitutional responsibility to get authorization. how can he do this? >> that's right. first of all, it is kind of technical, but they tried to do it through legislati
relations committee in january. >> peter doocy, thank you. >> lisa jackson is stepping down after four years on the job. the tenure marked by the high-profile brawls over air pollution, keystone x.l. pipeline. and new controls on coal fired plants. they claim a recent decision by justice department to release thousands of the e-mails next month may have contributed to the resignatio resignation. leland vittert is following all the action. >> russia foreign minister warned today of a bloody chaos in syria if there wasn't a political solution. many believe the country sectarian civil war long passed that grim mark. they flew over the stronghold at suburb and an amateur photographer captured the bomb drop and explode nearby. still outdone, the rebels remain undeterred, even drafting tractors to service to tow the heavy artillery. the rebels clearly with momentum on their side refuse to discuss a plan allowing assad to stay in power in the transition period. wounded fighter explained the rebel mentality. "we will keep going until we reach bashar assad's palace," he said, "from the hospital bed."
by rob jackson. redskins into the playoffs. rg3. maybe he can solve the fiscal cliff. >>> and all that matters. >> fireworks lit up sydney harbor, beautiful, as people mark the start of 2013. happy new year. >> on "cbs this morning." >>> chuck pagano back on the colts sideline yesterday cancer free as the colts won 28-16. >> i feel so blessed to be back with you guys in the battle. thank you. thank you so much. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. as we wake up the deadline to the fiscal cliff is just 14 hours ai wa. there's no deal yet, but members of congress are heading back to capitol hill. first, breaking news on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she's in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. doctors say it's related to a concussion that's kept her out of the office for the past three weeks. margaret brennan is in washington with the latest. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary clinton is taking anti-coagulant to
this one. you throw it up there for grabs. anybody has a shot to get it. rob jackson with the third pick later in the game which proved to be the dagger. a qbr last night for tony romo, 26.7. that won't get it done. rg iii by comparison, only is00 yard through the air but he rushed for almost 60 in the big touch downwe showed there. it was about alfred morris and that defense. they have done a magnificent job. people were calling for jim has left tt's head early in the season. to get this done somehow on the biggest stage last night, prime time, tip your cap if you're wearing00 today to him and that defense. we'll try to track down lorenzo alexander tomorrow. we'll let the guys sleep in a little bit tonight as they get ready for seattle next week coming in here again. it does feel like prince in 1999. we'll rock some purple. >> all right, dave ross. >> thank you. >>> let's in the forget to give the redskins faithful had some credit. 4,000 fans turned out to watch the redskins beat the dallas cow bows and there are the millions that watched at home and in sports bars as well. audrey barne
jackson resigned. she'll officially step down after the state of the union. the chief of staff is saying, quote, put the hearts back in the closet. he remains in guarded condition at a houston hospital. >>> massachusetts congressman ed markey is the first to officially throw his hat in the ring for a special election. mark -- the democrat has never run a statewide race. scott brown is the overwhelming favorite to run on the republican side. it's that time of the year again, jib jab's year in review. ♪ big scandals everywhere ♪ we kept obama care ♪ a hard-fought election ♪ they kicked us in the year ♪ the end is here ♪ it's no yew pretending ♪ i'm not going to let this trending ♪ ♪ 2012 ♪ the end is here >>> that's just a taste. check out more on our facebook page at facebook/jans & co. >>> president obama will sit down with top leaders to try to avoid the fiscal cliff deadline. senator chuck schumer says there's some signs for optimism here. >> the first time leader mcconnell is speaking to the president, if the senate is going to be the place for action starts. >>> m
. jackson found herself caught between administration pledges to solve controversial problems and steady resistant from groups that complaint the rules destroy jobs and make it harder for american companies to compete internationally. that is from the ap. steny hoyer will talk about the looming fiscal cliff during a briefing later today. that will be about 2:15 eastern and we'll have that life for you here on c-span. kent conrad is retiring after 26 years in office. he talked about partisanship in the senate and his time working on economic issues including his time on the bowles-simpson commission. this is 30 minutes. >> we're talking in a week full of farewell speeches. what is that like? >> it has been great. i have that going away party the night before. a lot of my colleagues were there. then the farewell speech in which i had a chance to reflect on my service here but also to challenge my colleagues to finish the job on the grand bargain to get our fiscal house in order and i laid out the specifics on what would be a genuine compromise between the two sides. it was satisfying. >> w
. >> michael jackson's late effort family drama, this year's headlines read like a movie script. but it also brought a loss to some entertainment legends. hears a look at some of the biggest stories. ♪ and i will always love you >> the body of 48-year-old whitney houston lay on the fourth floor of the beverly hilton hotel. police saying that they showed up about 3:55:00 p.m. pacific time responding to a distress call there at the hotel and they found whitney houston dead tonight. ♪ >> the night's big winner was adelle. walking away with six grammys. ♪ >> taylor swift stole the show for the second year in a row. she was crowned entertainer of the year. >> three, two, one! >> you know how to hunt. >> only one comes out. >> it's starting to hit us huge. >> an ode to old hollywood. it stole the spotlight. first silent movie to win the title since the first oscar ceremony 83 years ago. >> welcome. we are very happy to have you as always here with american bandstand. >> few people touched the entertainment world white the way dick clark did. he had the new year's eve specials. he had so many
and some of the statements that he has taken. >> meanwhile, epa administer lisa jackson's decision to step down also has many doubting whether the president will be able to get her replacement confirmed by congress. seems like there's not much love in congress now, period. we're going to go all the way to the left this time. this is insane at this point, right? every time the president not even nominates someone, but even mentions their name in connection with the connection of nomination to any cabinet post, can you reflexively expect republicans to say, no, no, no, that person is no good. >> republicans wanted to win with susan rice, and they got a win. they're hoping to do the same thing with chuck hagel. >> the president apoints cabinet members, and the senate is expected to allow that to happen. they're not supposed to stand in the way every time there's some sort of minor idealogical qualm with them, right? >> exactly. >> with susan rice, you know, it was tied to the benghazi scandal, which they had spent months making a big deal, and obviously that was important to them. with chuck
are going out. >> up next, reverend jesse jackson and the chicago reporter weigh in on what, if anything, can be done to curb the violence. what if the next big , isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. >>> grim milestone reached thursday night in chicago. we'll get to that. first to the white house. this is happening right now. you see the white house there, in the middle. really it is all pictures of the white house, entrance, the one on the right. harry reid in there with mitch mcconnel
a race for congress. jesse jackson jr. of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and under federal investigation for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election he resigned. prolife republican congressman of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied the woman was pregnant or had an abortion, and he was re-elected by 12 points. >>> number five, lybor pants on fire. even if you've never heard of lybor, it probably has a big impact on your finances. the interest rates on mortgages, student loans and credit cards are determined, in part, by the rate at which banks borrow from each other, called lybor. barclays paid nearly half a million dollars for manipulating these important interest rates. and the investigations at other banks are still ongoing. the sheer scale of it is huge. it makes american financial crook bernie madoff, who made off with billions, look like a skidrow pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist china. everybody thought one of the most powerful politic
academic credentials. but what could be more scandalous than the world of politics? jesse jackson jr. goes mia for several months, it's later discovered he's receiving treatment for bipolar depression. federal authorities are looking into whether jackson jr. was skimming campaign funds to remodel his house. the congressman later resigned. a beleaguered gsa accused of wasting your tax dollars, this worker raps about how he dreams of being the commissioner and wasting the government's money on cash bonuses to his fellow bureaucrats. >> today's vote may make for good political theater in the minds of some, but it is at base both a crass effort and a grave disservice to the american people. >> reporter: and for the first time in history, a sitting attorney general held in contempt by congress after refusing to release more documents into the botched operation fast and furious. the obama administration coming under even more scrutiny over a september 11th terror attack at the u.s. consulate in bicep ghazi that killed -- benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. u.s. am
to my left you have beautiful jackson square. to my right, the mighty mississippi river, blue skies here. it is picture perfect for what will be a huge, huge celebration. so i'm sitting atop jack's brewery right now, just behind me this is what you'll see on tv tonight, we'll be coming to you live for midnight, both eastern and central time, you get the fleur-de-lis drop, baby new year which i don't even know how to describe this, if you don't know in new orleans, it is the amazing tradition, found this baby floating post katrina, it is part of the celebration. imagine, deb, you have new orleans which i'm sure you've been here, it is crazy and you don't sleep and you party all night anyway. take that, add new year's eve, add the sugar bowl, and you have probably -- they're estimating some 50,000 people. just quickly, i'll be down here in the french quarter, with, you know, the rest of the crew, and different parts of the country, ringing in the new year with kathy and anderson. i won't be ready to go to bed. i'm going to keep the party moving and grooving until midnight central time. so
, lisa jackson, has announced she is stepping down. the move ends a four-year tenure marked by high-profile fights with business groups and republicans. >>> and facebook's privacy settings, even tripping up cofounder, mark zuckerberg's family. you think they could figure this out. his sister posted a picture to a personal profile. she thought she clicked on meant for friends only. it ended up being tweeted by a marketing director some 40,000 followers. so from facebook to twitter in a push of a button. jon: take that. nationwide study giving parents something it celebrate other than the fact that their kids are on holiday break right now. this as "the new york times" reports that the battle against childhood obesity may finally be working. obesity rates are declining in parts of the u.s. where this system seemed toughest to resolve. dr. marti mccarry, physician of professor of public health at johns hopkins. what is the headline here, doctor? >> we may start to see the ceiling of child obesity rates. for a long time many of us have been saying where is the end? we've seen the rates
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